Fourth Annual National Night Out at Clover Stadium Hits a Homerun With the Public
By M. C. Millman
Rockland County's National Night Out 2022 (NNO) took place on Wednesday, August 17.
The event began at 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Clover Stadium in Pomona. The NNO was a family-friendly night out with Rockland's finest, strengthening the partnership between first responders and the community.
The free event was open to the public. It included a variety of booths and exhibits, including a search-and-rescue helicopter, music, face painting, dunk tank, police and fire vehicles, horses, a bounce house, K-9s, giveaways, and more.
"Hillcrest Fire Company is happy to be represented here with all the emergency services of Ramapo," Orin Ben Jacob, Captain of the Hillcrest Fire Company, shared with Rockland Daily. "It's a great day, and there's a lot of people here, and hopefully, everyone is going to take away something from today."
Rockland Chaverim volunteers and Matzil Search and Rescue volunteers participated, as did the Hillcrest Fire Company. The fire company set up a hands-on educational exhibit where children entered a mock smoke-filled room and were taught how to stay low, test door handles for heat, and seek windows for escape. The exhibits were opened at three and were followed by a parade ceremony at six, which took place before the New York Boulders game. The grand finale featured a drone show.
"It's exciting to be here at the fourth annual National Night Out at the Clover Stadium," Town of Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht told Rockland Daily. "I want to thank all the first responders who are here who also make our lives better every day...every agency that's here. They're all doing their part, and it's our chance to meet them and thank them for everything they do."